Thursday, November 6, 2008

Life Cube Could Save Your Life *It contains all you need to survive a disaster*

life cubeWhen disaster strikes and nature wreaks havoc to all you hold dear, there's little hope left and not much you can do. The following few days are especially critical, when you're forced to rely on anything that the surroundings have to offer. Well, that's if you don't have the latest survival kit from Inflatable World. Actually, it's more than just a kit: it's a miniature hybrid between a tent and a trailer, provided with everything necessary to keep you alive for several days, until help arrives.

In its compact form, it looks just like a safe, a not-very-friendly cube with 4 feet (1.2 meters)-long sides. However, in the worst case scenario, it can inflate instantly, turning into a temporary, somewhat igloo-shaped home that is 12 feet (3.6 meters) tall, and is build from thick plastic. It addresses all your possible needs, by providing a bed and a couch to rest on, freeze-dried food, a cooking stove and a 50-gallon (227-liter) water recipient to prepare food and for drinking purposes, a radio (since communication is crucial in those moments), as well as a first-aid kit to treat possible wounds.

All these things come at a cost of $3,900, but if you think that it might save your life one day, especially those of you living in more disaster-prone areas, it might not seem so much after all. According to Nick Pedersen, business development head of the Santa Barbara, California-based company, as quoted by Wired, “We need a versatile design that is completely self-contained that gives you instant survival. We'll get you through the critical first 72 hours and beyond.”

Of course, Inflatable World is not the only company that offers such a product designed to save lives in the aftermath of a natural catastrophe, but it is focusing on a niche between long-time trailers and short-period immediate recovery tents. For now, the company is seeking to raise a budget of $1 million in order to commence large scale production on the Life Cubes.

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